Botswana vows to prevent biological weapons use

Minister Kagiso Mmusi PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Minister Kagiso Mmusi PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

The Ministry of Defence has revealed efforts geared towards enhancing collectivity in an endeavour to prevent the use of biological weapons in the country.

Botswana ratified the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) in 1992 and has domesticated the treaty by passing the Biological and Toxin Weapons (Prohibition) Act, 2018.

Defence and Security minister, Kagiso Mmusi made the remarks on the subject when officially opening the Sub-Regional workshop on the universalisation and effective implementation of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention in Southern Africa that was held at Protea Hotel recently.

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